The Whitsunday Islands stands as a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, situated between just south of Bowen and to the north of Mackay, that is 900 kilometers north of Brisbane. The island group is centered on Whitsunday Island, while the group’s commercial centre is in Hamilton Island.
The Whitsunday islands are a popular tourist destination for travelers to Queensland and the Great with the area being one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. Receiving about 700,000 visitors between March 2008 and March 2009 the island became popular to many tourist from all over the world. The great barrier reef is one of the most prominent attraction in the place that is Said to be the world’s largest living structure and the only one visible from outer space, and that the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. A long visit in the paradise of Whitsundays is a sure feast of the senses that is surrounded by natural beauty, dotted by secluded beaches and friendly towns from which to explore. Your problem is how to make use of your short time to experience all the delightful things that the island could offer.
Explore this incredible diversity from the bow of a sailboat, cruise through the islands and drop anchor for a quick snorkel and wake up to a sunrise over world famous Whitehaven Beach. Or enjoy the spoils of a mainland resort with Coral Sea views at Airlie Beach, yet another 74 island wonder.
One exciting event that you might want to attend to is the Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show that is going into its 9th year in the beautiful Whitsundays. This year the Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show have chosen a new date that is on the 10th & 11th of September, and the venue will be in the new Port of Airlie. Government departments are represented for public education including Old Parks, GBRMPA and Maritime Safety. The event will include demonstrations, workshops, children’s entertainment, boat building competition and plenty to see and do for the weekend. The events displays will be placed inside the main exhibitions Hoecker, and outside hard stand displays of all types of boats and boating apparel and also on the water we can see some of the newest releases, or take a tour around a charter boat and plan that bareboat holiday. So it’s all going to be a whole new water experience. The activities for children includes Rock climbing wall, National Parks interactive activities, knot tying classes, cast net throwing classes, introduction to sailing classes. So there’s no much to worry for the event is sure for all ages. One could enjoy time with its family and friends while on a short stay at the island. To get there one can drive off the Bruce Highway towards Airlie Beach, upon entering Airlie Beach drive to the end of town to the new Port of Airlie site, parking will be available in the surrounding area.
Whitsundays is sure of a home to an array of live music and entertainment in a number of venues across the beach-side town, along with some major festivals, carnivals and community events that everyone will enjoy. So don’t miss the exciting event on Whitsundays and enjoy.